What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a treatment that uses bleaching products to lighten the colour of your teeth. It can also create a whiter appearance for your entire smile.
Over the years, it is normal for your teeth to discolour and stain. Everyday activities such as dietary and social habits can have a significant effect on the colour of teeth.
Foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, berries, and wine can lead to tooth discolouration. Smoking and certain medications can also affect the colour of your teeth.
Types of teeth whitening
Our Coastal Dental Care practices offer Philips Zoom! in-chair teeth whitening. This treatment has been proven to whiten teeth up by up to eight shades.
The treatment process is quite straightforward. A high strength whitening (hydrogen peroxide) gel is applied to the teeth and broken down by a LED heat lamp. This allows oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin to remove stains or discolouration without damaging teeth. In general, you can expect treatment to take between 60 minutes to 1.5 hours.
Our practices offer Zoom whitening, which includes a take-home whitening kit with custom-made trays. If you require a scale and clean prior to the whitening treatment, additional charges will be incurred.
Take-home whitening – (The White Bite Teeth Whitening kit is available at selected Coastal Dental Care practices)
If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, ask our friendly staff members for The White Bite Teeth Whitening take-home kit.
The White Bite Teeth Whitening Kit is suitable for patients who do not consider in-chair teeth whitening as an option. It is also a great gift for family and friends or an option for those who want to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home.
The whitening kit includes:
- 3 Whitening gel syringes 3ml
- Mouth tray
- Rechargeable LED light with USB Type-C plug
- Tray storage case
- Patient instructions
- Shade guide
However, results can take up to two weeks to show compared to a single session with in-chair alternatives.
The White Bite Teeth Whitening kit is available at selected Coastal Dental Care practices for $79.
Alternatively, our practices may offer other types of take-home whitening kits as well.
Teeth Whitening at Coastal Dental Care
Our practices are conveniently located across the Gold Coast, northern NSW and Redland Bay. Book your teeth whitening appointment online today!